Diamond Hawks drop weekend series to Hofstra

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Starter David Jesch held UNCW to a run on six hits over 6.2 innings as Hofstra edged the Seahawks 3-1 to win the weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) series at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks dropped the series finale 3-1 on Sunday. Photo courtesy- UNCW athletics
The Seahawks dropped the series finale 3-1 on Sunday. Photo courtesy UNCW athletics.

Jesch struck out four in improving to 3-1. After allowing a run early in the second inning, he settled down and allowed just two base runners until there were two out in the seventh.

Nick Monroe (1-3) took the loss after allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit and a pair of walks over 3.1 innings. UNCW held Hofstra to just two hits until the final inning when the Pride collected three singles.

Ryan LaGrange had two hits for UNCW.

The Pride raised its record to 13-12 overall and 3-3 in the league. It was Hofstra’s second straight series win after winning 2-of-3 last season in Hempstead. The Seahawks stumbled to 17-18 and 3-5.

The Seahawks open a home-and-home with visiting East Carolina on Tuesday before heading to Greenville on Wednesday to wrap up the mid-week series. Both games are set for 6 p.m.